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Bathroom Floors

Millions of people every year are injured from falls at home that could have been prevented.  Nearly six thousand are killed.  That makes falls at home the leading cause of home injury and injury-related death in the U.S.  That’s pretty scary.  What's even scarier is that only a quarter of...

Bathroom Cabinets

Improving your bathroom's safety goes beyond purely cosmetic changes to see you through a parade of trends and extend the number of years you spend in your home. That's not an uncommon desire, as AARP has found that nearly ninety percent of adults 50 and over want to stay in their current home...

Empty Nest/Baby Boomers

Putting a grandparent or other elderly relative into a nursing care facility is never an easy decision.  Most of us would prefer not to do it, and our older loved ones would almost always rather stay in their own homes, too.  It’s an issue that looms for many of us, as 78 million baby boomers...

Bathroom Remodeling

Wet surfaces and too many fixtures in small spaces are often the cause of accidental bathroom falls for thousands of people each year. To cut down on the risk of injury from accidental slips in your bathroom, choose flooring that will not trip you up when wet. Also, replace the bathtub with a...

Storage and Organization

Tightening budgets are moving many to downsize their home life, an endeavor which may include adding a roommate to help share expenses.

USA Today reports that many downsizing homeowners and even apartment renters are seeking housemates to help cover their shelter costs. For some,...